The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced on March 16th an investment of over €143,000 to support the co-development of audiovisual content under the Canada-Ireland Co-development Incentive for Audio-Visual Projects. Five Irish production companies will work with five Canadian companies!
Of the selected projects, two are documentaries, one is intended for children and youth and two are drama series.
To be eligible for funding, the selected projects were required to be intended for broadcast by eligible Irish and Canadian broadcasters, involving at least one Irish producer and one Canadian producer. The incentive seeks to fund television projects (and digital media extensions of such television projects), which fulfil both the guidelines of the CMF and the objectives and themes of the BAI’s Sound & Vision Scheme. Projects were evaluated and chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from both funding organisations.
The projects are:
Atlantic First Flight
Here (For Now)
Tara and the Humanimals